Rafting a moonlit river

That the Ottawa River is majestic is pretty well known. It is also known that the rapids there are quite popular with whitewater rafting enthusiasts and adrenaline seekers. Only in the Outaouais we push things a bit further than elsewhere; we'll take you rafting under the full moon! And while you're in the area, discover all the other thrilling activities the Pontiac has to offer!

Horizon X Rafting has been doing moonlit rafting for a few years now, in the nights surronding a full moon. Since you can sleep in a suspended tent on the site, you won't have to worry about the drive back home; that can wait until the next day. But before getting wet, try dogsledding in the middle of summer at Timberland Tours. The dogs will be more than happy to pull you through sand trails to complete your thrill-rich stay in the Pontiac!

2 days
by the river

Points of interest

Timberland Tours
36, chemin Ragged Chute
Bristol (Québec) J0X 1G0

You can live an unforgettable adventure any time of year, in the heart of Pontiac, only 45 minutes from Gatineau/Ottawa! Discover an exceptional breed of dogs – a hearty mix of greyhound, husky and pointer; over 40 very endearing pups! In the summer months, climb aboard a wagon pulled by a team of dogs, over scenic sand covered trails. In the winter, dog-sled tours are organized over 15 km of snowy trails. A wonderful experience crowned by warm hospitality, bonfire and wood cabin. By reservation only.

30,6 km
From Bristol, take the 148 going west and then the 303 southbound to Portage-du-Fort. This little detour will show you the Ottawa River in ways you've never seen as well as a drive through a nice little town before getting to Horizon X.
Horizon X Rafting
12, chemin Cadieux
L'Île-du-Grand-Calumet (Québec) J0X 1J0

Fun for the whole family! Located 50 minutes from Gatineau-Ottawa, Horizon X invites you to experience rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River, with a great rate of flow and warm water throughout the summer season. We offer personalized service and organized activities for all ages. Exclusive to Horizon X: Class 2 full-moon rafting excursion! Include Horizon X in your summer vacation plans!

37.6 km
After playing ON the river, have fun OVER a river! Parc des Chutes Coulonge offers an incredible aerial park (with an impressive zipline going into the canyon), a via ferrata, and an interpretation trail if you feel like chilling.
Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park
100, promenade du Parc-des-Chutes
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec) J0X 1R0

Come discover our two new adult aerial obstacle courses and the eight zip line series! Our giant canyon zip lines are guaranteed to take your breath away. Don’t miss the Via Ferrata (Latin for "iron road"), a 500-metre climbing experience along the rock face above the Coulonge River. Activities for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.